Jackie Murray, manager at Oakdale Lodge Care Home in South Shields, became involved with us through our Creativity Matters programme.
The £388,000 five-year-project sees us create dance, movement and music with active older people and residents in dementia care settings.
Jackie said: “Creativity Matters has had such a positive impact upon the residents and staff.
“Understanding the positive outcomes that are realised through music has helped us to embrace it. We now have our own musical instruments and music is a massive part of our everyday lives.
“The residents join in and they will sing and some who can will dance. The happiness and feelings of wellbeing is evident in their response. Families also feedback to us regularly how good it is to see their loved ones enjoying and getting involved with musical activities.”
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